The Southern Stars Symphonic Brass (SSSB) are presenting a FREE admission Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3pm
at the beautiful and acoustically fine, 1200-seat Stone Memorial HS auditorium. The concert by this 30-piece professional instrumental ensemble is their gift to the residents of Cumberland County and the sponsors who have been important to the success of this group of musicians who rehearse here and provide a series of three ticketed concerts in Crossville each year.
The sponsors for this concert are Bed & Biscuit Kennels (season sponsor) and concert sponsors Edward Jones – Peter Bisbee, broker and the Cumberland Auto Center (Toyota/Chrysler/Dodge/Kia/Jeep/Fiat) in Cookeville.
The SSSB are now in their 9th season of providing their trademark “Premium Entertainment” and have built a devoted local audience of season-ticket holders and other regular attendees who have been impressed with the outstanding quality and skills of these top level musicians.
The 27 brass and 3-4 percussionist musicians who perform with the SSSB, are from the locales of Knoxville, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Cookeville, Crossville, and even Kentucky. Their conductor is Dr. Steven Sudduth who is director of bands and low brass professor at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.
The Christmas concert this year is themed as “A Brassy Christmas” and will include a variety of holiday music selections. The concert will feature several of the SSSB musicians on special arrangements for a cornet trio (“Brassman’s Holiday), and the trombone section (“Let There Be Peace on Earth”).
The rest of the concert will include other holiday offerings such as: “All Thru the Night”, “Holiday Samba”, “Silent Night”, “Sleigh Ride”, “Christmas Suite” which is a medley of Christmas carols, “Season’s Greetings”, “Christmas Reverie”, and “Christmas Finale.”
There are no advance tickets or vouchers required to obtain admission to this FREE concert. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. There will be a free-will offering taken during the concert with a portion of the proceeds to go to two non-profit organizations.
The first is the Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County, which is a nonprofit agency providing affordable, professional mental health and relationship counseling from a Christian perspective to people of Cumberland and surrounding counties. The other recipient is the Bread of Life, which provides shelter, food, and clothing to the homeless.
This is an outstanding opportunity for those who have never heard a symphonic brass band, and in particular, the SSSB, to experience this gift to local residents.
The group is anticipating a full house, so plan to make this a priority for your family to enjoy this performance. Doors will open to the auditorium 30 minutes prior to the concert which begins at 3pm
and the concert with intermission is expected to last 90 minutes.
To be fair to all the attendees, the SSSB asks that there not be any saving of seats (other than one), as the concert is a first come, first served basis. Ushers will enforce this policy, so the SSSB asks the cooperation of the attendees at this event.
For additional questions contact Dwight Wages at 931-484-6939.